Author Archives: Mary Marvin

Column: Summer tips for Bronxville residents

This week’s column is season specific as the school year comes to a close and many begin to prepare for summer vacations. With many residents traveling for extended periods of time, it is important that one’s home looks occupied.  Even when mail is stopped, Pennysavers and phone books left in the driveway are a telltale […]

Column: The beauty and history of Westchester

After the beautiful weekend we just enjoyed, I was prompted to reflect upon how fortunate we are to live in Westchester County. We constantly hear the mantra that we live in the highest taxed county in the country with very expensive day-to-day necessities as well as home prices. All true. (As an illustrative anecdote, in […]

Column: March with us on Memorial Day

At this year’s—our 95th annual Memorial Day Parade, we are reviving a tradition of asking our village veterans to march with us. The village has no organized veterans associations, unlike the American Legion Post and VFW in neighboring Eastchester, whose members have long joined us in our parade. We hope this year to combine forces […]

Column: What your DPW does for you

The beautiful stretch of spring weather serves as a perfect backdrop for our beautifully flowering village. It is only fitting then that I write about the functions of our Department of Public Works which is greatly responsible for the care and quality of this village streetscape. Just 17 strong plus a foreman, (down from a […]

Column: Our schools and government working together

The upcoming joint village/school district FEMA flood mitigation project brings to the fore the relationship of schools to their home municipalities. Bronxville is only one of two New York State communities that is co-terminus, meaning the school district boundaries are exact with the governmental boundaries. The other community is the small Hasidic Village of Kiryas […]

Column: Meter feeding remains a concern

At a recent Board of Trustees public workshop, the trustees gave our parking enforcement officers the go ahead to issue tickets for meter feeding on Pondfield Road, Park Place and Paxton Avenue. The law against meter feeding has been in the village code for decades, but with a history of lax enforcement. The decision to […]

Column: The capital costs of maintaining a village

In tandem with our yearly operating budget, the trustees, village staff and I have crafted a very comprehensive capital budget. It is quite far reaching and aggressive as we deal with a village infrastructure, both above and below the ground, that is now 100-plus years old. For the years 2014-2016, we have budgeted $3.46 million […]